Possible New Species of Killer Whale Found Off Coast of ChileAn international team of researchers says they found a couple dozen distinctly-different orcas roaming in the oceans off southern Chile. Scientists think they may represent a new species.
Two Boats Collide With Whales On Monterey BayOver this past weekend, passengers on two boats in Monterey Bay had a scare when the vessels had separate collisions with whales just minutes apart.
Humpback Whale Survives Near Miss With Freighter In BayLured into the San Francisco Bay by schools of anchovies, a massive humpback whale survived a near miss with a freighter headed into the Port of Oakland.
Trump Administration Agrees to Humpback Whale ProtectionsIn a settlement with environmental groups, the Trump administration has agreed to designate critical Pacific Ocean habitat for endangered humpback whales.
Bloody Whale Hunt in Faroe Islands Riles Animal ActivistsImages of a whale hunt in the Faroe Islands 200 miles north of Scotland have sparked renewed anger from conservationists and animal activists.
New Hybrid Whale-Dolphin Discovered Off HawaiiWhat the researchers discovered was a hybrid of a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin.
Environmental Group Says California Crab Industry Dangerous To WhalesAn environmental group wants the federal government to declare that California's crab fishing industry is dangerous to whales.
Environmental Group Sues State Over Whale-Killing Crab Fishing GearAn environmental group sued the state of California on Tuesday for allegedly not doing enough to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales.
After Crab Season Ends, Fishermen Use GPS To Find Whale-Killing GearFishermen are part of a new effort using GPS and new software pinpointing areas where lost or abandoned crabbing gear has been spotted.
Study Finds More Whales Dying From Ship CollisionsFar more whales die from ship collisions than wash up on beaches, according to a new study from a Petaluma-based nonprofit that works to protect the ecosystem and wildlife.
Migrating Whales Putting On Show Off The CoastThe migration of whales up the California coast is in full swing and nowhere is this more evident than in the waters of Monterey Bay.
Orcas Engage In Unprecedented Monterey Bay Killing SpreeA biologist with Monterey Bay Whale Watch says orcas have killed four gray whale calves in eight days.
Record Number Of Whales Getting Tangled In West Coast Crabbing GearFederal authorities are reporting a record number of whales getting tangled in crabbing gear off the U.S. West Coast.
Marine Mammal Officials Postpone Necropsy Planned For Whale Found In Oakland EstuaryThe necropsy will be performed on a remote beach on Angel Island and should help scientists figure out how the whale died.
Gov. Brown Signs Law To Protect Whales From Crab TrapsGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation meant to reduce the surging number of whales getting caught in crabbing gear.